Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: July 2 – July 8, 2018
ADAFRUIT WEEKLY EDITORIAL ROUND-UP
We’ve got so much happening here at Adafruit that it’s not always easy to keep up! Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. Each week we’ll be posting a handy round-up of what we’ve been up to, ranging from learn guides to blog articles, videos, and more.
In the coming months, we will be releasing a minor revision of the BBC micro:bit that uses a different compass and accelerometer. If you’re a user of micro:bit and you create scripts in one of our supported online editors, and then copy (flash) them onto your micro:bit, you won’t need to change anything that you’re doing.
Hammer Time Mini Golf Hazard with Crickit
Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt Em! Build a mini golf hole with crushing hammer hazard! You can build a hole for your dream miniature golf course that has this smashing obstacle — the Hammer Time hazard! Using cardboard boxes, Crickit, Circuit Playground Express, a gearbox motor, and some craft supplies, you’ll create a relentless hammer obstacle that takes just the right timing to avoid that hazard and sink your ball in the hole!
Browse all that’s new in the Adafruit Learning System here!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.